Christmas · Sunday School

Star of Bethlehem

I needed a star of Bethlehem for my nativity scene on my Sunday School bulletin board. I was going to just color one from a coloring book, but then, inspiration struck! I quickly grabbed my journal, to bronze the moment. Okay, not really, but I am bronzing it here. Inspiration doesn’t strike me very often! Perhaps this idea will help other Sunday school teachers out there.

Supplies:
  • Coloring book page, or other picture, of a star shape.
  • Glue
  • Foil
  • Scissors
  • Ink pen


Directions:
  • Place star picture over a piece of aluminum foil.
  • With an ink pen, trace around the shape, pressing down firmly to leave an indentation on the foil.
  • Remove star picture from foil and cut out the star shape indented in the foil.
  • Cut out the original star that you traced.
  • Glue foil star on top of the paper star shape to add stability.
  • Trim any excess paper showing beneath the foil edges.
  • Let dry and hang.

Believe it or not, the hardest part of this for me was locating a star picture! It was hard to find a Christian Christmas coloring book. Most of them were Santa and his elves. That’s okay if it’s just for your family, but Santa has no place on a Sunday school bulletin board. 😉 When I did find a star, it was small, so I enlarged it using our church copier. 
I was pleased to have not just a star, but a shiny star for our classroom! 🙂 

Merry Christmas!
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